Neal Peart is an amazing drummer. If any of you guys aren't that familiar with him, check out an early Rush album some time. I recommend "2112" as a good first listen, particularly to hear Peart at his best.
He is an innovator, to say the least. More than once I've heard the comparison that Peart is to the drum set what Eddie Van Halen is/was to the electric guitar.
Check him out and decide for yourself.